How to use the Stamp-a-majig…

I LOVE this tool – when I started out stamping I came across it and wasn’t sure if I would really use it…but a friend persuaded me that once you have used it, then you realise that it is something you just cannot stamp without – and she was sooo right – I reach for mine almost every time I stamp!

It allows you to perfectly position your wood mounted stamps and be completely accurate – it is perfect for two-step stamping, using alphabet sets, adding a sentiment exactly where you want it and where you need to align components of a set to form an image such as All in the Family (pg 28) and  Good Neighbors which is in the Sale-a-bration Catalog…

You can find the Stamp-a-majig in the main Catalog on pg 198 – it is item no. 101049 and is priced at just $11.95 – and is suitable for both left and right handed users.

I am asked many times how to use this tool and so I decided to make a tutorial to show you just how easy it really is and you can see exactly how it will help you in your stamping…

sarahsinkspotsamj1I am using stamps from the cute set Love Bandit that you can find in the Occasions Mini on pg 16…

Step 1 – place your Stamp-a-majg (also known as SAMJ) onto your desktop and slide the imaging sheet up into the corner of it:

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Step 2 – Ink up your stamp and whilst holding the SAMJ, push your stamp down to stamp your image onto the imaging sheet – align it so that it butts up to the corner of the SAMJ:

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Step 3 – carefully lift up your stamp and this is what you will see on the imaging sheet:

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Step 4 – take the piece of cardstock that you want to use your stamp on and position your imaging sheet so that the image is where you want it to be – in this case I want the cute squirrel sitting at the base of the tree that I stamped earlier:

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Step 5 – take your SAMJ and reposition it to the corner of the imaging sheet taking care not to move your image whilst you do this:

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Step 6 –  hold the SAMJ in place and carefully remove the imaging sheet – ink up your stamp (in my case I inked my squirrel with Dusty Durango Ink) and push your stamp down firmly, being sure to butt it up to the SAMJ

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Step 7 – remove your stamp and the SAMJ and admire your perfectly placed image…

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Clean-up – if you have used dye based ink then you can simply use a baby wipe or paper towel and water to wipe the image off.  If you use Stazon then simply use Stazon Cleaner to wipe the sheet clean.

Great Tip – you can make permanent imaging sheets for your stamp sets – I have done this for all my sets to allow me to stamp fast and get perfect placement every time – you can use translucent papers such as vellum – cut an 8 1/2″ x 11″ piece into 4 – use the pieces as you would an imaging sheet and stamp 4 images using dark ink onto each piece – 1 image in each corner -I use dark ink so that it shows up well when I am placing my image – keep your permanent imaging sheet with it’s stamp set and you are good to do!

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